(US) New from Palgrave Macmillan's Early Modern Literature in History series: "Early Modern Women in Conversation" by Katherine R. Larson (02 sep 2011)
“To converse is, in its most fundamental sense, to engage with society. The potency of conversation as an early modern social networking tool is complicated, however, both by its gendered status in the period and by its conflation of verbal and physical interaction.
(FR) Choeur de chambre les éléments - Direction : Joël Suhubiette: Méditerranée Sacrée (Concert) (8-9 Nov 2011)
(UK) The English Concert: An Intimate Musical Evening With Our Principal Lutenist William Carter (Concert: 15 nov 2011)
(Re-posted as a reminder to our readers who may have missed the Chaconne October discount offer.)
200 Early Music Albums at 25% Off
“This month we are offering over 200 early music albums at 25% off, courtesy of the early music label Chaconne, which is renowned for its broad cross section of early-music repertoire from Medieval to Classical, performed on original or period instruments.
News from Philippe Leclant, Directeur du Festival de Maguelon that you may now view the concert of June 9th, 2011, filmed during the“28e Festival de musique à Maguelone”. The concert is performed by the Accordone Ensemble led by Guido Morini et Marco Beasley.
(US) New from Harmonia Mundi: "Down by the Salley Gardens" (Bejun Mehta, countertenorJulius Drake, piano)
19th & 20th Century English Songs (Vaughan Williams, Finzi, Howells, Quilter...)
“This programme offers a vivid and varied cross-section of English song, ranging from the Edwardian aesthetic of Quilter and early Vaughan Williams to the intensely expressive style of Howells and Finzi.
Le Jardin en Musique : Campra, Purcell, Rameau
Théâtre Charcot, Marcq en Baroeul (59)
Festival Les Liaisons Musicales
Le Jardin en musique
Monteverdi, Purcell, Lully, Rameau
Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
Air « Vi ricorda o bosch’ombrosi » (extrait de l’Orfeo) …
Are you planning on attending the Brighton Early Music Festival? The festival runs from the 21st October to 6th November, but before it even starts there are loads of workshops and events throughout September and October.
(US) Opera Today Commentary: "The Inaugural Cambridge Handel Festival: a rosy dawn?" (By Sue Loder, 3 oct 2011)
“WFIU’s early music program Harmonia celebrates its platinum anniversary.
Hosted from its inception by performer and scholar Angela Mariani, for two decades Harmonia has taken you to stone cathedrals, lively fairs, and dramatic stages of the past—offering musical history as told through the eyes and ears by the musicians of those long ago times. … ”
The latest posts to “The Countertenor Voice: An Online Journal”are out:
Vocal Technique: An Organizing Principle for Singers, Part 1
The Vocal Soloist as Ensemble Singer
Bergamo European Countertenor Competition Winners Announced
Watch This Now! Howell & Van Doren Sing Pergolesi
(CA) Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir Concert: Glorious Bach & Zelenka (14,16,19,20 oct 2011)
Gillian Knight, soprano
Matthew White, countertenor
Cory Knight, tenor
Andrew Mahon, baritone
Tafelmusik Chamber Choir and Orchestra
Fri Oct 14, Sat Oct 15 at 8pm
Sun Oct 16 at 3:30pm
Wed Oct 19 at 7pm
Thurs Oct 20 at 8pm
Season opens October 22 with SIMPLE GIFTS
“Dear Friends of the Tudor Choir,Our season is about to begin with SIMPLE GIFTS, a narrated concert of Shaker tunes and Anglo-Americana, on Friday, October 22. Please join us! All details are below, including single ticket and subscription options. Our SIMPLE GIFTS CD has been re-printed and copies will be on sale at the performance at the discounted price of $15!
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Bourgie Concert Hall
“According the Devoir's critic, the first concert of Arion Baroque Orchestra's Montreal Series, Overture for an overture and its guest conductor Christophe Rousset is among the top 5 concerts to attend in 2011-2012.“
Great written works from authors such as Shakespeare and Jane Austen that you'll never have a chance to read by Megan Gambino
September 20, 2011
While not directly related to the early music field, some of this information may add to historical facts helping us better understand historical incidents influencing such era in music. Read of 10 authors and mishaps to some of their works. -- EarlyMusicNews.Org editor
In this month’s newsletter news of early music choirs performing in the New York area: Westminster Cathedral Choir (UK) , Blue Heron Choir (Boston) with Ensemble Plus Ultra (UK), also from the U.K., and, Byrd Ensemble (Seattle).
News from Viviana Sofronitsky (harpsichordist/fortepianist) of a documentary airing on German TV channels about Paul McNulty (fortepiano builder) building the new Liszt piano destined for the Klassik Stiftung Weimar / Liszt Museum. Viviana Sofronitsky will be playing there as well.
Saturday, 8 October 21.45, German channel 3SAT, Full version 44:30min
Wednesday, 19 October 21.15, German channel MDR (Thüringen Spezial) Short version 29:10min.
Thursday, 20 October 15.30, also MDR, repeat
Wednesday, 26 October 10.15, also MDR, repeat
Congratulations to all involved in the production of the documentary from the staff at EarlyMusicNews.Org.
Improvisation in Western Music of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
edited by Rudolf Rasch
Pages: 14 + 768
Format: 17 x 24 - bound